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February 2018 Newsletter

We hope your new year has gotten off to a great start with new opportunities and learnings. We look forward to a great year working together!

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7th International Asian Development Bank Skills Forum

At the end of 2017, our Founder Aape Pohjavirta had the amazing opportunity to be a keynote speaker at the 7th International ADB Skills Forum. We were invited to participate in three presentations including a product showcase, a panel discussion about the future of work and skills, and a keynote speech on how jobs and employment will change in the future.

Participating in this event allowed us to gain valuable insights into the Asian ecosystem. This helped us understand how Funzi services could contribute to the achievement of the Asian Development Bank’s objectives in the region. We look forward to developing these insights into concrete projects with our new connections. So stay tuned!

Read Asian Development’s case study of Funzi here. It is an excellent summary of what we do now and where we aim to be in the future.


Funzi shortlisted at annual GESS Education Awards 2018

We have been shortlisted as the 'Best Paid for ICT' at GESS Education Awardsbased on developments in our business model. Last year we were awarded the 'Best Free ICT App' for our freely available services at funzi.mobi. Wonderful to be recognized again. Wish us luck!


E-learning user achievement

User Spotlight

Check out what Alex has to say about learning on Funzi📱
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“Learning with funzi is amazing... I have learnt a lot and I'm so impressed with the way rich contents are presented in form of learning cards. I have fun while learning. The quizzes kind of test your reasoning ability at some point. Funzi Rocks 😎✌️”


Come check us out at the No Lost Generation Tech Summit 21-22 February!

Catch us at the No Lost Generation Tech Summit Amman, Jordan. The summit will highlight critical challenges displaced young people and those living in the host communities face as a result of conflicts in Syria and Iraq. We will be speaking on stage about our partnership with UNDP Syria to bring training to displaced and vulnerable populations, as well as UNDP local partners in Syria.


Don't miss out!

Check out our latest blog post on embracing failures inspired by and draws on our podcast series where we had the pleasure of speaking with three wonderful fearless entrepreneurs Chiara Condi, Wayan Vota, and Shabnam Aggarwal.